Would you stay married for your children?

United States
April 3, 2009 3:48pm CST
A friend of mine told me the truth. His parents doesn't love each other anymore, and the reason for them to stay together, because they want to provide their children complete family. I said "wow, what a sacrifice." Anyway, would you sacrifice your happiness for your children's sake?
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• United States
4 Apr 09
I don't think anyone should stay married for there children. Their kids always know when their parents are misserable. It shows. As a result the kids are also misserable. I do believe divorce should be a last resort. I firmly believe in commitment. I believe in marriage counseling and religion can help a marriage. Marriage requires a lot of work to have a working marriage.
@xhaylea (363)
3 Apr 09
definitely, i would always put my children (if i had any) before myself, as i would do anything for them to have happiness in life, i would probably stay in the marriage as its a commitment you make to eachother on your wedding day. I think it would make the children very unhappy if you broke up with your husband, and they would never forget it throughout their lifetime. I would probably try make it all work so i could have a happy family.
@luvmysons (497)
• United States
3 Apr 09
I would do anything for my childrens happiness except that.. I think it hurts the kids more being around there parents just fighting or showing no affection for each other.. I would get divorced if thats what it came down too. But that type of life is just not right for the parents or the kids.. Believe me there would be alot more happiness for everyone if they just got divorced. I do understand why they say for the sake of there children but I just dont agree with it
• United States
3 Apr 09
I did just that and continued to work on my marriage. Guess what it was good for the kids and now the marriage is in good shape. WIN - WIN! Marriage is about commitment. It is about doing what is right. It is about keeping the promise you made when you said "I do." There is only one exception to that and that is adultery, for me anyway! If you only stay until it gets rough, I guarantee that you will be gone. All marriages get rough. That comes with the package.
@Galena (9123)
3 Apr 09
definitely not. it's far more damaging for children when their parents stay together in a loveless marriage, even a fairly amicable one, than it is when they separate. staying together without love just distorts childrens views of what is healthy in a relationship at best, and if the relationship is an unhappy one, then the damage is even worse
@Boofybutt (316)
• United States
3 Apr 09
I have been, but my children have informed me that they aren't happy right now either. I thought it would be best for them if I stayed married to my husband, but what do you do when your kids don't want to be around him anymore? You really have to take everybody in the situation into account. If my kids were happy, I'd stay, but with his attitude affecting my childrens' happiness, I'm not sure what to do.